community resources from the Florida Adoption Center
Community Resources help struggling families. Reaching out and getting help is vital for families especially with unplanned pregnancies. Listed here are various resources created to aid in locating support for pregnancy, health & nutrition, work, and life skills.
Do you need Community Resources? Is the cost of goods going up affecting you? Do you find yourself in a situation where you are currently unemployed, underemployed, or working two jobs and still not getting by? Are you having trouble paying a utility bill, needing food, or not knowing how to sign up for Medicaid? Did you find out you were pregnant and are trying to deal with it as best you can? Do you need baby supplies, parenting classes, prenatal care, or an ultrasound?
Perhaps you don’t have family support, or perhaps you do, and they are struggling too. Maybe things have always been hard for you, and this feels like the last straw. You may feel you have run out of places to turn for help, but there is help.
We understand how hard it is to know what to do next or where to go to get help. We want you to know there are resources out in the community where you can go to get help. Finding available resources can be difficult and time-consuming, so we have compiled a list to make things easier to find.
If you need assistance navigating the Social Service system to get the help you need, please don’t hesitate to call us at 321-250-5683. For additional help check out our Frequently Asked Questions for Birth Parents and Family Strengthening Resources
Crisis intervention, information, and referral. https://www.211brevard.org
Call: 211 or 321-632-6688
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. https://988lifeline.org
Hearing Impaired TTY Users: Dial 711 then 988 – https://988lifeline.org/help-yourself/for-deaf-hard-of-hearing/
Veterans Crisis Line: For those who serve or have served, crises can be heightened by their experiences during military service. If you’re a veteran or service member, there are several ways to contact the Veterans Crisis Line:
- Text – Send a text message to 838255
- Call – 988, then press 1
- Chat Online: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help-now/chat/
Crisis Text Line
Crisis doesn’t just mean thinking about ending your own life. It’s any painful emotion, and anytime you need support. https://www.crisistextline.org/text-us/
Text HOME to 741741
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Run by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services; Comprehensive collection of sources for mental health, substance abuse, crisis & lifeline support.
Crosswinds Youth Services
Crisis intervention and prevention services for youth. http://www.crosswindsyouthservices.org
Safe shelter for homeless pregnant women and their children; Long-term housing for mothers and their children. http://www.genesishousefl.org/
Brevard County Health Dept.
Community clinics, teen pregnancy prevention, and county health department services include child health, family planning, HIV and STD testing, women’s health, teen family planning programs, contraception, and sexually transmitted disease control. Find your closest office – https://brevard.floridahealth.gov/locations/index.html
Call: 321-454-7111 – Administrative Office Viera
Brevard County Dental
Daily clinics are held for Medicaid-eligible children and maternity clients who are experiencing pain and uninsured patients ages 5-18; Adults over 20 with certain Medicaid Programs may qualify.
Location Information: https://brevard.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/dental/index.html
Brevard Health Alliance
Improving the health status of Brevard County by providing a medical home where all patients receive high-quality care in a timely manner.
Call: 321.510.0276 – Patient Assistance Line
Brevard Family Partnership
Child abuse prevention, foster care, and support; adoption, independent living, and community outreach services to the children and families of Brevard County. https://brevardfp.org
Children’s Home Society
Family services planning team, intensive crisis counseling, parent support outreach, case/care management, in-person crisis intervention, family services, family builders case management, and intensive crisis counseling. https://chsfl.org
Continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults, and families focused on addressing mental and behavioral health and child well-being. https://www.impowerfl.org
Millennia Health Services
Specialize in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder https://www.millenniahealthservices.com/
211 or 632-6688
Crisis intervention, information and referral.
815 Fee Ave, Melbourne, FL 32905
Friday 8:30 am – 12 noon
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Friday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
300 Malabar Road, SE Palm Bay, FL 32907
Primary and preventive healthcare and emergency tooth extractions for low income and uninsured adults and children.
Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office
1750 Cedar Street Rockledge, FL 32955
Death certificates, coroner services, death and dying.
Cancer Care Centers
1430 S Pine St, Melbourne
240 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne
215 Cone Rd, Merritt Island
1264 Malabar Rd, SE Palm Bay
107 Longwood Ave, Rockledge
Children’s Medical Services/CATCH
2565 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
Emergency medical care, general medical care, pediatrics, early intervention for children with disabilities/delays.
Children’s HealthCare of Brevard
11 Edgewood Dr, Melbourne, FL
Affordable, health care focusing on uninsured children birth-16.
486 Gus Hipp Boulevard Rockledge, FL 32955
Department of Health
2020 Capital Circle SE Bin A13
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Eastern Florida State College Dental Hygiene Clinic
1519 Clearlake Rd Allied Health Blvd, Room 111B Cocoa, FL 32922
Suite S309 Orlando, FL 32801
Area 7 Medicaid Program
Referral to physicians accepting Medicaid.
Florida Discount Drug Card
Florida Kid Care Insurance
P.O. Box 980, Tallahassee, FL 32302-0980
Referral to physicians accepting Medicaid, health insurance/dental coverage, children’s state/local health insurance programs.
Health First MORE Program
Provides resources to help individuals determine if they qualify for and get enrolled in the Medicaid program. We help you submit the forms necessary to successfully enroll you in Medicaid. Monday-Friday.
HealthSouth Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital
101 E Florida Ave, Melbourne
Kids Medical Club
Pediatric Day Treatment Center providing daycare for medically fragile children.
745 S Apollo Blvd, Melbourne
Treatment of acute short term illness for children and adults without private insurance.
Hospitals/ Medical Centers
Cape Canaveral Hospital
701 W Cocoa Beach Causeway (520) Cocoa Beach, FL 32932
Emergency medical care, general medical care, inpatient health facilities, hospitals.
Holmes Regional Medical/Trauma Center
1350 S Hickory St, Melbourne, FL 32901
Health care, emergency medical care, general, medical care.
765 NASA Blvd, Melbourne
Palm Bay Hospital-Health First
1425 Malabar Road NE Palm Bay, FL 32907
Parrish Medical Center
951 N Washington Ave U.S. 1 Titusville, FL 32796
Sebastian River Medical Center
13695 U.S. 1 Sebastian, FL 32958
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Tampa, FL 33612
Veterans affairs medical centers, involuntary psychiatric intervention.
Viera Hospital– Health First
8745 North Wickham Road Viera, FL 32940
Wuesthoff Medical Center
110 Longwood Ave, Rockledge
250 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne
Prescription expense assistance, electronic information resources.
Medicaid Headquarters Office
2727 Mahan Drive Mail Stop 8 Tallahassee, FL 32308
Referral to physicians accepting Medicaid.
PO Box 980 Tallahassee, FL 32302
Health insurance/dental coverage, children’s state/local health insurance programs.
Parrish Health and Fitness Center
2210 Cheney Hwy, Titusville
Pediatricians – Accepts Medicaid
Dr.Agha – 199 S Wickham Road Melbourne – 321-953-5364
Dr.Ali – 2105 Palm Bay Road Palm Bay – 321-984-8808
Dr.Altenburg – 930 S. Harbor City Blvd Suite 302 Melbourne – 321-723-4577
Dr.Callozos – 5270 Babcock St. NE Suite 1 Palm Bay – 321-676-5996
Dr.Cortes – 6100 Minton Rd NW Wuite 202 Palm Bay – 321-308-0601
Dr.Dillon – 3150 N Wickham Road Melbourne – 321-242-3227
Dr.Eggen – 5055 Babcock Street Palm Bay – 321-724-1200
Dr.Farid – 240 N Wickham Road Melbourne – 321-752-5210
Dr.Helft – 1310 W Eau Gallie Blvd. Melbourne – 321-255-3434
Dr.Hernandez – 930 S. Harbor City Blvd Suite 302, Melbourne – 321-723-4577
Dr.Lee – 7125 Murrell Rd Viera – 321-242-8790
Dr.Leedy – 775 Malabar Rd Malabar – 321-722-8435
Dr.Leiba – 1755 W Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne – 321-724-5437
Dr.Lockhart – 5270 Babcock St. NE Suite 1 Palm Bay – 321-676-5996
Dr.Mas – 775 Malabar Rd. Malabar – 321-722-8435
Dr.Mateos – 445 Pineda Ct Melbourne – 321-254-8400
Dr.Nguyen – 1755 W Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne – 321-724-5437
Dr.Nunes – 6450 N Wickham Rd Melbourne – 321-255-5757
Dr.Penny – 14430 US 1 Suite 101 Sebastian – 772-581-0300
Dr.Rastorfor – 2501 W. New Haven Melbourne – 321-725-1999
Dr.Sedaros – 25 E. Silver Palm Ave Melbourne – 321-725-3022
Dr.Soni – 1051 Port Malabar Palm Bay – 321-725-3438
2194 N Hwy IHB – 321-777-6869
Dr.Stember – 408 5th Av Indialantic – 321-724-9900
Dr.Stockett – 1755 W Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne – 321-724-5437
Dr.Tebbe – 7332 Office Park Place Viera – 321-435-9800
Dr.Ulrich – 1755 W Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne – 321-724-5437
Dr.Vyas – 2186 Harris Ave Palm Bay – 321-725-8111
Dr.Weare – 233 6th Ave Indialantic – 321-951-9087
Dr.Witte – 233 6th Ave Indialantic – 321-951-9087
Dr.Yang – 980 Brevard Av. Rockledge – 321-663-9973
This list may not be an exhaustive list of local Pediatricians, but the physicians on this list do accept Medicaid patients. It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company for a list of approved, in network, local providers. This list is provided for information only, and does not constitute a recommendation.
Health First – 321-434-4335
Parrish – 321-268-6110
Wuesthoff – 800-522-6363
Physician Referral Service
975 Eyster Blvd, Bldg 2-4, Rockledge, FL 32955
Space Coast Cancer Center
490 Washington Ave, Titusville
8725 N Wickham Rd, Viera
111 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne
225 Cone Rd, Merritt Island
Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine
2555 Judge Fran Jamison Way, Viera. FL 32940
Free, non-emergency medical and dental care to uninsured adults.
Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
8061 Spyglass Hill Rd, Melbourne
Wuesthoff Behavioral Health Services
Rockledge, FL 32955
321-636-2211 X 2828
Wuesthoff Progressive Care Center
8050 Spyglass Hill Road Viera, FL 32940
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